President Obama during State of the Union speech
(Charles Dharapak/AP)
February 15, 2013

Obama Wraps State Of Union Speech Tour In Chicago

President Barack Obama is portraying his State of the Union proposals as elements of a concerted effort to build "ladders of opportunity" into the middle class.


February 15, 2013

Illinois Provides Disaster-Planning Money

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is sending $62 million to 55 communities around the state for use on disaster plans.


February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


Rita Crundwell
(Robert Ray/AP)
February 14, 2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Gets Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence

Disgraced former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of nearly $54 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.


February 13, 2013

Dillard a “No” on Same Sex Marriage

The Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill (Senate Bill 10) legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says he will not be voting for it.


February 13, 2013

AFSCME Wants Violent Cons to Stay Put

The union representing Illinois correctional workers is demanding a stop to what it says is the transfer of violent maximum-security prison inmates to less-secure lockups.


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